​ ​​​Human Resources ​

The Human Resources Department recruits, hires, and cultivates a high-performing workforce for the Orange County Department of Education.  Human Resources works to make a difference in Orange County Schools by supporting the work of employees offering resources, services, and opportunities to parents, educators, students, and community members.  Human Resources offers the following proactive services:  orientati​on for new employees; maintenance of employee records; employee credentialing and compliance; classification review and analysis; benefits administration; professional development opportunities; and guidance relative to employee supervision and performance management.  Human Resources is also responsible for negotiating collective bargaining agreements between OCDE and two employee associations – Orange County Schools Educators Association (OCSEA) and California School Employees Association (CSEA). 
Gina Lance, Executive Director 714.966.4333

​Kristen Burk, Administrator

Todd Martin, Administrator



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Employment​ ​
Adam Nieves, Program Specialist​714.966.4138
​Maria Solorzano-Portaro, Specialist​714.966.4037

Tasia Vermeeren, Specialist

Lorena Villa, Specialist

Olivia Dayton, Technician




Employee Records​ ​ ​
Arlene Salazar, Supervisor​714.966.4398
Lorena Gonzalez, Specialist​714.966.4015
Alba Ibarra, Specialist​714.966.4068
​Olivia Dayton, Technician​714.966.4497
Nancy Nguyen, Technician ​714.966.4035
​ ​Credentialing, Seniority, and Related Programs for OCDE Employees
Barbara Woo-Sam, Program Specialist ​714.966.4039
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Benefits​ ​
​Kelli Nagano, Analyst ​714.966.4049
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Classification/Compensation​ ​ ​
​Adam Nieves, Program Speicalist​714.966.4138
​Susan Wilson, Analyst​714.966.4023
​Accommodation/Special Projects
Susan Wilson, Analyst ​714.966.4023
​​​Professional Development/Employer College Relations/Employee Recognition/HR Project Coordination
Melissa Chartrand, Project Manager ​714.966.4083
Charissa Martinez, Project Specialist​714.966.4062
​​Susan Wilson, Analyst ​​714.966.4023
Sharon Hernandez, Sr. Executive Assistant ​714.966.4058
​Debbie Hughes, Technician ​714.966.4028


Jannet Osorio, Technician

Jacqueline Alderissi, Administrative Assistant II

Zainab Nuhaily, Administrative Assistant II